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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505-841-2800
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Ranked #14 of 104 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I just went to the opening of the Birds of Paradise exhibit at the museum. Birds of Paradise (all 37 varieties are found only in New Guinea, some surrounding islands a little bit of Australia. Their plumage and appendages are extraordinary. There is a wonderful video of the team tracking the birds for National Geographic, exhibits on the birds and... More 

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12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Was planning to go to the Explora across the street but my 8 years was attracted by the dinosaur status here so we HAD to come to see the dinosaurs instead. Overall it was a very organized and maintained museum; you can spend a good afternoon here to learn and explore with kids. However, comparing to other Natural Science Museum,... More 

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MN
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17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Went to this museum. It's two stories with a "timeline" of prehistoric periods that you walk to and see displays of dinosaurs, prehistoric water life, geology, etc.. Quite interesting and well done. There wasn't any display of present day natural history though and the gift shop only had gifts, toys, educational toys and clothes for children. There were two movies... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Was very surprised by the size of the museum and the exhibits, along with its diversity. Would repeat!!!

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Farmington, NM
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Well, I wanted to go see the section on computer history. The toddler had other ideas and we spent most of our time in the dinosaur section. So even if you have small kids, this place is sure to be a hit!

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The museums were fantastic!! We also watched the showing of the Chipmunks in the wild. Pandas were showing but we missed the start time. Would have loved to see the Pandas.

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Volcano, California
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269 reviews 269 reviews
34 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This museum is worthy of the Smithsonian - absolutely world class. It traces the history of New Mexico from the formation of planet Earth to present times. Educational and fun!!!

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A fun New Year's Masked Ball at the Natural History Museum and the Explora Museum. Fire pits and food trucks in the street between the two buildings. Wine and beer. Dancing to a live band. Free mask-making craft table with tons of supplies. Wandering amongst the dinosaurs while admiring others outfits and masks. Loved it.

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Portales, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My little cousin and I visited the museum during winter break, and we both had a great time. His favorite exhibit was the dinosaur exhibit, he was really excited with all the fossils and articulated skeletons. I thought all the exhibits were well done, and I especially liked the hands on activity room. The museum is also in a great... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Spent the better part of the day exploring the museum with my family and we had a blast. Dinosaur displays, minerals and rocks, the geologic history of New Mexico, and the Mars rover. The displays were well done and the kids had fun learning. They have a theater and a nice gift shop but we skipped those today. The reasonable... More 

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